CargoGulf opens first U.K. office
Non-vessel-operating common carrier CargoGulf has opened its first office in the United Kingdom close to the home of soccer team Manchester United in Trafford Park.
The company has been present in the United Kingdom since it began operations through agency network agreements in 1985, and currently operates weekly ocean freight groupage services from the U.K. to the Middle East. It is planning new Asia and Middle East services to and from North America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Aside from its Manchester head office, CargoGulf (UK) Ltd. also has a southern area sales office in Brentwood and receiving facilities in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham and Bristol. Mike Millar has been named general manager of the British unit.
'Together with CargoGulf offices in Singapore, Dubai and Jakarta, our presence in the U.K. will allow us to increase our co-load business in all core trade lanes,” said Hans-Henrik Nielsen, CargoGulf’s managing director. “The Asia/U.K. trade lane, for instance, is a strategic and important route for CargoGulf, and having our own office in the U.K. will assist us in growing our LCL (less-than-containerload) business, and to be in front of U.K. forwarding community decision makers.'
In addition to neutral LCL consolidation services, CargoGulf offers full-containerload services and its own “Box Container” program, which is a liner service operating its own fleet of containers in strategic trade lanes. The rollout of the Box product in the U.K. will commence in the second quarter.